Author: Joyce Grant

“Doc” Halladay Pitches A No-Hitter
News Sports

“Doc” Halladay Pitches A No-Hitter

Baseball pitcher Roy Halladay has done something no other pitcher has done since 1956. The pitcher for the Philadelphia Phillies pitched a no-hitter in the playoffs.

A no-hitter means that Halladay, whose nickname is “Doc,” pitched to 28 batters, and not one of them was able to hit their way to first base. It may not sound that hard, but it is — and it doesn’t happen very often. Most pitchers go their whole careers without ever pitching a no-hitter.

And to do it in the playoffs is even rarer.

Canada Gets A New Governor-General
Politics

Canada Gets A New Governor-General

David Johnston appointed Governor-General. Canada and the United States originally left England on very different terms. The United States broke ties with England completely, whereas Canada continued to be an English colony, accepting the British king or queen as its […]